“…but do one thing for me if you will: you just hold
your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you,
don’t let ‘em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change…”
along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you
consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk
around in it.”
I haven’t been blogging much lately (for one reason or another) and I do sincerely miss it so I decided to make some time in my seemingly insanely busy life to wish you guys a happy Christmas! I had planned a whole set of twelve reads for the “twelve nights of Christmas”, but I am neither supposed to know nor do I happen to know when these nights start or end. So I just read a lot of other books along with a few Christmas-ey reads this month.
Banned Books Week started yesterday; the 24th of September, and goes on, obviously, till October 1. (So, I do realize, this post is a day late.) For this celebration, I have decided to read just two books (e-book format) that have been banned here in India, so as not to add too big a load to my already busy schedule and my already toppling to-be-read pile.
September has been an incredibly bookish month. I started reading the classics, that I’d planned to read in August; I am done reading more than half of the 2011 Booker prize shortlist; I participated in some fun challenges and memes; I received books to review; I read many essays, short stories, and even poems (but more on that later!)
You know, over the years, I seem to have convinced myself that I don’t make friends easily. The truth is, I just don’t think of friends as “people you only hang out and have fun with.” Those can be called ‘acquaintances’ or just that: ‘people I hang out with’. Maybe it is because I am actually lucky enough to have a few real friends who mean so much more than that! While we did have a card-making trend going on for a couple of years, with them ‘friendship day’ are just two random words. I love them no matter what day!
5. Rupert Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) – Buffy Summers’s Watcher and the school librarian. He may not be her real Dad but he’s everything you’d want a father to be! He’s loving and caring and always there when Buffy needs him!!
Buffy: Your eyes. You’re the only person in the world that can look that annoyed with me.
Marlin: No, really.
Coral: There’s over 400 eggs, odds are, one of them is bound to like you.
Jesse: (the teacher looks at them confused) What? Elizabeth Taylor’s daughter had 7 fathers.
REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE.
After 82 posts, 591 comments, 70 followers and 13,125 hits – today my blog turned one. All the numbers don’t really matter to me – they just shocked the hell out of me is all!